MIA03LA015
MIA03LA015

On November 13, 2002, about 1424 eastern standard time, a Cessna 182Q, N95745, registered to a private individual, experienced a loss of directional control and nosed over while landing at the Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the private-rated pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries. The flight originated about 1030 central standard time from the Pensacola Regional Airport, Pensacola, Florida.

The pilot stated that the flight proceeded to the area of the destination airport and he obtained the ATIS information but couldn't recall what the information was. He approached the airport visually and prior to landing, the controller advised him that he would be landing with a right quartering tailwind. He accepted the runway assigned and continued the approach to runway 25, and due to the tailwind he, "...[misjudged] my landing speed." After touchdown with full flaps, the airplane departed the south side of the runway and nosed over.

Examination of the accident site by an FAA inspector revealed that the airplane departed the south side of runway 25 approximately 1,000 feet from the approach threshold, and traveled onto grass. The airplane rolled approximately 500 feet, at which point the nose landing gear wheel contacted the edge of a newly constructed taxiway that extended 2.5 to 3.0 inches above the nearby grass surface. The nose landing gear wheel assembly separated and the airplane continued across the taxiway. The damaged section of the nose landing gear contacted and dug into grass on the opposite side of the taxiway, causing the airplane to nose over. The inspector stated there were no mechanical issues associated with this accident.

Review of a certified copy of the voice tape from the air traffic control tower revealed that before the pilot contacted the facility, the local controller advised on the frequency to expect a runway change and the wind was from 010 to 040 degrees at 12 knots. The pilot was cleared to land on runway 25, and was advised the wind was from 020 degrees at 12 knots.

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